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Hortus miriabilis (English version)

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A pictorial archive of illustrations embodying the Botanical Garden of Padua by exhibiting its artistic and architectural beauty combined with the most beautiful, rare, exotic, ancient, medicinal plants and flowers. Composed by different flowering times of each flora species presented, the book includes a full text of traditional anecdotes covering both scientific and popular culture, with historic forays of the Italian Renaissance and the Republic of Venice.

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hardcover with coloured slipcover jacket

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Mondadori Electa

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Incipit History is a seed; it is invisible to those who live in the present. It is intangible matter. The day hides the seed between the folds in the soil, through the passing of time, underneath the send. The soil shelds that seed, and patience teaches it to ripen. Man grows it. His gaze makes it mature, his spirit feeds it.
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For those who love to immerse themselves in nature by discovering the unusual and unknown essences of its beauty.

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